New discount club launched for carers

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People caring for their sick and disabled family members are set to benefit from a new club designed specifically for carers. CarerSmart is the first club of its kind and is launched by Carers Trust, giving the UK’s seven million carers a chance to save money on a range of products and services whilst they continue […]

Essex Safeguarding Adults Board February 2015 Bulletin

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The Essex Safeguarding Adults Board (ESAB) have issued their February 2015 bulletin. This bulletin contains information on: “Speak Up on Elder Abuse” – new helpline launched by TV presenter Fiona Philips Spotlight on…The Care Act Safeguarding training Domestic Violence Protection Notices and Orders To view this bulletin, please click on the link below: ESAB bulletin […]

InterAct Young People Activity Programme for March-April 2015

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  Please see the attached programme below to check out the wide range of fun and social activities that they offer for young people aged 12-25 with learning disabilities and additional needs across Essex. InterAct March-April 2015 Activity Programme  Highlights include: Thrilling day trips to Pleasurewood Hills and Chessington World of Adventures, animal adventures to Woburn […]

Zinc Arts AQA Open Day

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To coincide with the launch of their brand new nationally recognised AQA Accredited Qualifications Unit Award Scheme,  Zinc Arts will be hosting two upcoming open days on Monday 2nd March and Saturday 21st March 2015. Each open day will offer a fantastic opportunity for students, parents, teachers/schools, career advisers and organisations to experience the broad range of […]

Healthwatch Southend February 2015 E-Bulletin

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Healthwatch Southend have issued their February 2015 e-bulletin. Contents of this e-bulletin include: We have moved Postponed mental health event Healthwatch Southend wants your opinions on mental healthcare Southend Hospital responds to our questions about A&E To view/download this e-bulletin, please click on the link below: Healthwatch e-bulletin February 2015 Further Reading Healthwatch Southend Follow […]

Think Local Act Personal Weekly News Update

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Please see the weekly news update from our colleagues at Think Local Act Personal: Extending the reach of person-centred care for people with sensory impairments The social care reform programme, accelerated with the introduction of the Care Act, will extend person-centred care to all members of society with a social care need. Think Local Act […]

Braintree District Voluntary Support Agency February 2015 Newsletter

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Braintree District Voluntary Support Agency have issued their February 2015 Newsletter. This newsletter contains information on: Funding News and Opportunities Volunteering Matters Voluntary and Community Sector Updates Training News Around the District To view/download this newsletter, please click on the link below: BDVSA February 2015 Newsletter Further Reading The Braintree District Voluntary Support Agency Source […]

University students afraid to reveal mental health problems

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University students are reluctant to disclose mental health problems for fear of being treated differently, a survey has found. Nearly fifteen hundred students were questioned about their experiences of disclosing mental health issues at university. This was undertaken by The Equality Challenge Unit, a higher education charity that deals with promoting diversity. More than half of students with […]

National Family Carer Network Bulletin

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National Family Carer Network have issued their latest E-Bulletin. To view this E-Bulletin, please click here. Contents of this Bulletin include: FREE Preparing for Adulthood – Securing good health outcomes for young people event FREE Advanced Decision Making Events IHAL Guidance for health checks for young people aged 14 and over FPLD Easy Read – […]

Limbcare Snowdon Challenge

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  Please see the schedule outlined below: Friday 5th June 10.00 am Meet at Limbcare HQ at Regus Building, Frimley Road, Camberley. Surrey. GU16 7ER and then travel all together in our minibus to our hotel in Bangor. ETA Bangor 5pm. People are free to do as they please in the evening. Accommodation is provided […]